Lawyer • New York State
Judicial Misconduct Defense
The Law Offices of Richard E. Grayson defends judges throughout New York State who are under investigation for judicial misconduct. He also handles appeals of judges who have been removed from the bench or otherwise disciplined.
Richard E. Grayson is included in "The New York Area's Best Lawyers, 2013" edition in the field of Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law. He is also "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
As an ethics and professional responsibility lawyer in the New York City metro area and throughout New York State, Richard E. Grayson has more than 20 years of experience representing judges and lawyers in discipline proceedings.
Mr. Grayson was an attorney for the Ninth Judicial District Grievance Committee before entering private practice defending attorneys and members of the judiciary.
He has defended judges before the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct on a wide range of professional conduct or ethics violations complaints including:
• Conflict of interest (actual or perceived)
• Election law violations (Many laws pertaining to election of judges in New York are archaic, and village judges or newcomers to the bench commonly run afoul of these rules.
• Appearance of impropriety (such as business relationships with litigants appearing before the judge)
Among the publicly reported judicial disciplinary cases handled by Richard E. Grayson are the following. Note that cases that result solely in public discipline and that are not appealed to the Court of Appeals are found on the website for the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Letters of dismissal and caution or letter of caution issued by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct are not publicly reported and are confidential under Judiciary Law Section 45.
Matter of Voetsch, (August 17, 2005): judge censured for creating appearance of impropriety.
Matter of Cerbone, 3 NY3d 479 (2005): judge removed from the bench for mishandling escrow funds in his private law practice and for making inappropriate expressions of displeasure against the Westchester County District Attorney.
Matter of Roepe, (June 27, 2001): judge censured for domestic dispute with spouse.
The Law Office of Richard E. Grayson also provides legal defense for judges who are charged with crimes, representing them in judicial misconduct proceedings.
Richard E. Grayson is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Discipline.
Mr. Grayson invites any judge in New York State to schedule a meeting for a discreet discussion about defending against judicial misconduct allegations.
Law Offices of Richard E. Grayson
New York Ethics & Professional Responsibility Litigation Attorney
200 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
The Law Offices of Richard E. Grayson represents lawyers and judges against charges of professional misconduct or ethics violations, and counsels bar applicants and attorneys about ethical issues. The firm serves attorneys and judges in the First and Second Departments and throughout New York State.